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Prometheus

Colour:

Bay

Photo by kind permission of Emily Arundale

 

Breeding:

 

British Sports Pony (SPSS)

Sire: Romulus

Dam: A Pinch of Pepper

Damsire: unknown

Height: 148cm
Born: 2013
Graded: SPSS ELITE
Stud Fee: £300 NFFR
Semen: Natural cover, limited frozen
WFFS result: Has not been supplied to SPSS
Breeder: Annabel Blake & Charles Wise
Owners: Katy Wise
Location: near Eastbourne, East Sussex

Prometheus is an elegant, modern type of sports pony with excellent movement, a super jump, good bone, a calm temperament and a workmanlike attitude to life. 

 

His results speak for themselves (see below) and with such talent, bravery, scope, and temperament he really is a top pick for both the sports pony and sporthorse breeder. He is capable of producing high quality sports ponies or adding that important ‘pony 5th leg’ agility and cleverness on larger mares.

 

For more information please see below, FB: Prometheus SPSS Elite Pony Stallion or contact Katy Wise on 07890 438031  or

  

Origins

Pedigree:

Romulus

Renoir Racket Mariska’s Robin
Sita

 

Ramona Colano
Roswita

 

Donna Dendera AT Don Joshi I AT Dressman I
Madonna

 

Dendera Dancer
Kassandra

 

A Pinch of Pepper unknown    
 

 

   
 

 

unknown    
 

 

   
 

Sire: 

Romulus’ pedigree is filled with superb bloodlines. His sire Renoir competed to Advanced-Medium/FEI level, and his offspring include European Team Gold and Silver winning dressage pony, Rembrandt DDH as well as Pretty in Black who placed 8th for Germany in Eventing at the 2015 Pony Euros. Romulus had a fantastic book of mares his first season (2013), including the Preci Spark sport horse mares The Wexford Lady and Welton Lady (dam of 4* eventer, Treason, 12th at Burghley 2016), plus top flight JA pony Hedgefield Riverdance.

 

Dam:

A Pinch of Pepper is a wonderful pony, beautifully put together and the epitome of an all-round sports pony. Successfully graded by the SPSS in 2011 with a foal at foot, Pepper is refined in type with a tremendously light, ground covering stride. She has done everything with enthusiasm, and is exceptionally bold. Representing her Pony Club branch in showjumping and eventing, she has numerous winnings Junior BS affiliated showjumping, and has jumped up to Foxhunters; Pepper is a superb hunting pony, covering all types of terrain with ease; also a successful pony racer, she qualified for the first ever Pony Club National Pony Racing final. In her early teens she started breeding, producing three sons. Aged 20, Pepper came out of breeding retirement to rekindle a pony club career, and has since Pony Raced, competed in both showjumping and eventing, and been to the PC Championships for Prince Phillip Cup, proving how tough and sound she still is

 

Prometheus’ siblings are all well-made with excellent, free movement & scope. They have gained First/Higher First Premiums at BEF Futurity evaluations as youngstock and as ridden horses are proving exceptionally competitive all-rounders. Prometheus’ older half-brother was placed 4th in Endurance at the PC Championships as a 5-year-old; while his second half-brother (by champion Connemara, Castle Comet) has made an excellent start in eventing and Working Hunter Pony classes.

Prometheus aged 3 at his SPSS grading

Photos by kind permission of Julia Shearwood Photography

  

Performance

2017 as a 4 year old

Photo by kind permission of Lottie-Elizabeth Photography  Photography

 

Competing at Hickstead as a 4 yr old.

Photo by kind permission of Spidge Photography

 

 

By kind permission of Lotte Elizabeth Photography

 

 

 

By kind permsission of Fuschia Photography

Prometheus (known as Percy) is a 148cm, dark bay, SPSS Elite Sports pony stallion by Romulus (Renoir) out of an Elite Graded sports pony mare.

 

He started his ridden career age 4 with the SES showjumping team and jumped in the Senior BS 4-year-old qualifier at Hickstead, holding his own round a long, technical track, the smallest competitor by far. His scope and attitude meant he quickly jumped up the levels, and before his 5th birthday had jumped Senior Newcomers. However with his obvious bravery, trainable attitude, and fantastic paces it seemed a waste not to send him eventing.

 

So at the beginning of 2018, age 5, Prometheus was sent to MJ Eventing where he went above and beyond all expectations in his first season. Again his bravery, workmanlike attitude and exceptional flat work meant he quickly moved up from jumping BE90s to BE100s and by the end of the season had secured six top-ten placings out of eight starts, including two seconds and a win at his second BE100 event. In his last four outings of the 2018 season he achieved the best dressage scores in his arena and finished on a total of 60 foundation points. Over the 2018/2019 winter he was registered with British Dressage, competing at Novice and Elementary level, winning every time out.

 

In 2019 Prometheus won his first run at BE100Plus, before stepping up to Novice level where he secured seven top-10 places including three WINS! He completed the year with his first international CCI-S 2* to finish in the top 15 placings. By the end of this second season eventing he had 76 Foundation Points, and 19 BE Points.

 

At the 2019 Burghley Stallion Parade

 

He went on to take part in the 2019 Stallion Parade at Burghley Horse Trials where he behaved impeccably in the large crowds and showed himself off beautifully. After such a successful 2019 season his achievements were recognised by the SPSS who awarded him the 'Dancer Medal' for outstanding perfromance and Elite status. He also won the South East Eventers League leading Breeding Stallion award.

 

A shortened season in 2020 due to Covid, meant no eventing till August, but that did not stop Prometheus's competitive flow and two Novice runs produced back-to-back WINS, followed by a superb run in the CCI-S2* at Wellington International, finishing 4th in a huge class of over 100 entries. To end the season he had his first run at Thoresby CCI-L2* long format, again the smallest in a huge entry. A beautiful performance amongst hot competition left him just outside the top-twenty for 21st place. Commentator’s remark: “This little stallion has rockets on his feet!”

 

In 2021 with the world starting to return to normal Prometheus jumped double clear at the Novice regional Finals to finish on the exact same score as the winner, but a quicker time cross country meant he was further off the optimum time and awarded second place. He took part in the new Novice Masters Seriers where he gained two top 10 placings, while a 20.3 dressage and double clear gained him a second place in an Open Novice. But his outstanding performance for 2021 had to be the BE Open Novice Championships which is run at intermediate level. Prometheus navigated around a huge showjumping track and his biggest cross country course to date, once again the smallest competitor by far in a huge section he put on a staggering performance of jumping to finish 16th place. He went on to round off the season with a double clear inside the time at Cornbury International CCI-S2* for a podium finish of 3rd place behind our current Olympic gold medallist.

 

This little stallion’s results speak for themselves and with such talent, bravery, scope, and temperament he really is a top pick for both the sports pony and sport horse breeder. He is capable of producing high quality sports ponies or adding that important ‘pony 5th leg’ agility and cleverness on larger mares.

 

Percy (Prometheus) truly is a yard favourite and never fails to enchant anyone who has the pleasure of meeting him.

 

 

   By kind permission of Dorset Photo Event        Collecting the SPSS Dancer Medal

 

  

Offspring/Breeding Advice

Alongside his competition schedule, Prometheus juggles a busy stud season, proving to have excellent fertility with an extremely high rate of conceptions to first inseminations.

 

Prometheus crosses well with any type of mare, horse or pony, and has many aspiring qualities, he is short coupled, big moving, scopey, has substance and a wonderful temperament. And he is particularly suited to adding lightness, scope and jumping ability.

 

He has some fabulous foals on the ground which he is really stamping with his good looks, big movement and clever pony brain. Prometheus attracts all types of mares, from Native ponies to Thoroughbreds and well bred Sport Horses, and has been chosen by some very highly regarded and experienced breeders for their mares.

 

His first foals were born in 2018 and are now being broken in by their amateur owner/breeders and are already showing Percy’s quality and fantastic attitude to life. One foal impressed at the SPSS 2018 Youngstock Evaluation and was awarded an SPSS Premium.

 

Percy did not stand at stud in 2018 in order to concentrate on starting his eventing career, but he had a very successful 2019 and 2020 breeding season, proving to have excellent fertility and has a range of quality foals on the ground from a variety of mares, while 2021 produced another abundance of good mares from pure native breeds to thoroughbred eventers and we look forward to this crop of foals arriving in 2022.

 

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